Spain attracts the most British tourists, as well as a huge number who have decided to make Spain their permanent residence. It is a country with fantastic contrasts and maybe a few contradictions, which make it even more interesting. Openly hedonistic in some areas, proudly conservative in others. Wonderful culture and lifestyle.
From the UK to mainland Spain and Mallorca is just over 2 hours, and to the Canary Islands about 4 hours.
Asia Gardens Hotel and Thai Spa is a stunning Asia influenced deluxe resort. Located on the slopes of the Sierra Cortina mountains, 150 metres above sea level. 35 minutes drive from Alicante airport, 3 km from a popular and busy beach, and just a short drive to the attractive Altea Village.
The Bendinat Hotel is a delightful traditional Mallorcan influenced hotel with great charm, gentle elegance and great views. Located on a cliff top overlooking Palma Bay on the south coast, 20 minutes from Palma and 25 to the airport.
The Calatrava Boutique Hotel was converted from a grand merchant 19th century house, and opened as a quality boutique vintage hotel two years ago. The building is part of the marine facade of La Calatrava, integrated in a set of buildings which were once aligned with an ancient Arabic wall.
Can Cera Mallorca is a wonderful, totally atmospheric Chic vintage hotel. It is set in the heart of the narrow alleys of the Cathedral district, between Plaza De San Eulacia and Plaza De San Francisco. Beautifully enhanced and designed, retaining all of the old 13h century charm and character, with just enough contemporary comfort.
Castell Son Claret Mallorca is a luxurious chic vintage resort. Located within a vast olive estate, in the south west corner of the island, just a few minutes from the little village of Calvia. Palma city is just 20 minutes.
Corral Del Rey is wonderfully atmospheric Chic heritage boutique hotel. Converted from a grand 17th century house, with many of the original features lovingly retained. Located in the old quarter in the Alfalfa District, 5 minutes walk from the magnificent Cathedral. A great base for exploring the wonderful and historic area.
Finca Cortesin Hotel is a stunning and beautifully designed resort, fully capturing the very upscale flavour of Andalucia. Elegant, sophisticated and chic, with superb facilities. It is located just 2 Kilometre inland from the sandy beaches of the Costa Del Sol, between Marbella and Sotogrande.
Finca Cortesin Hotel is without doubt one of the most stylish hotels. Refined elegance, luxurious in a rather classic deliberately understated manner.
The Hacienda de San Rafael is beautifully converted from an 18th century Olive Plantation Estate house, an elegant, high quality, Chic retreat. Located 40 minutes outside of Seville in rural farm land, with Jerez de la Frontera 45 minutes drive away.
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa is a new luxurious hotel, opened in 2012. Located on the scenic North West coast, overlooking the charming fishing village of Port Soller. The equally quaint town of Soller is 10 minutes drive away, the lively island capital and airport 40 minutes road transfer away.
Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona is one of the most famous and acclaimed resorts in Southern Spain, particularly known for its high service levels and sub-tropical gardens. The design style is traditional Andalusian, with terracotta walls, usually decorated with unique works of art from around the region.
Molina Lario is a stylish superior first class hotel, combining traditional Andalusian architecture (the façade dates back to the 19th century in the original building) with highly contemporary comforts. Located in the heart of the old town, opposite the Cathedral and easy strolling distance to the port and the Picasso Museum.